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by rubberman
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 3945
Views: 460092

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The soccer extension makes sense. That range of spurs past Port Adelaide seems like an inefficient solution if most of the vehicles continue through to Adelaide. If they are actually going to feed in to aggregate to a smaller number of larger vehicles, it might as well be the existing railcar solut...
by rubberman
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 3945
Views: 460092

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Do we really need to have that many tram lines though? Just look how the last extension went, over 100 million for less than a kilometre of track and plagued by defects, plus would anyone other than inner-city yuppie urbanists take a tram all the way to outer harbour when there is a train that coul...
by rubberman
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 3945
Views: 460092

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I would expect the Fed labour Govt to propose a deal that they will offer 50% of the cost with the state Lib Govt to chip in the rest if they want it. The question is how much and how long to do it all. My guess is the whole AdeLINK network would cost over $1-$2bn and take 10-20 years. I think Turn...
by rubberman
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 3945
Views: 460092

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Do we really need to have that many tram lines though? Just look how the last extension went, over 100 million for less than a kilometre of track and plagued by defects, plus would anyone other than inner-city yuppie urbanists take a tram all the way to outer harbour when there is a train that coul...
by rubberman
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 3945
Views: 460092

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

If the Commonwealth is willing to stump up money, SA would be stupid not to take it. We'd be unlikely to see the full AdeLink network built before 2022 anyway, but the state Libs might be persuaded to get the city loop and North Adelaide (or at a stretch, maybe airport) done or at least started. Th...
by rubberman
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 3945
Views: 460092

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Mr Knoll said the authority should be up and running by the end of the year By the end of the year? They've been in since March, how fucking hard is it to bring together a group of people and start developing a strategy... Quite hard if you actually expect them to hammer out the best possible solut...
by rubberman
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 3945
Views: 460092

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Trams are still ver slow,it takes too long from the City t Glenelg DPTI should be working on the priority for trams at traffic lights to speed up services. From what I can gather, Melbourne C class trams are speed restricted on open ballast track. If that is so, then it's probably also true in Adel...
by rubberman
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 3945
Views: 460092

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Beg to differ re the 10km optimal distance for trams. In the European experience, trams are often used on routes 30 km and more and very often in semi rural settings between villages. As for park and ride, well they are an unfortunate part of our sprawling suburbia, but are better placed at major t...
by rubberman
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 3945
Views: 460092

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Saw on a travel show the tram system in Bordeaux without overhead wires. If this technology exists, why are we still persisting with overhead? Is it a costlier system does anyone know? Ask Sydney. It's only about three times as expensive as overhead wires. Oh, and Citadis trams. :wallbash: If you w...
by rubberman
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 3945
Views: 460092

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Right turn Report - Damnation of Citadis

https://www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__ ... o_DPTI.pdf
by rubberman
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3845
Views: 470869

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

While we’re on this, why couldn’t Kilburn be relocated out of the backstreets, and shifted 500m south adjacent to the Churchill Centre shopping centre and Costco? Why should residents lose their local station (and have many thousands of dollars wiped off the value of their houses) to benefit some c...
by rubberman
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3845
Views: 470869

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

It's day 3 as well. It's a storm in a tea cup and largely political maneuvering It's the SACA complaining. They are not a noted political player and hardly bolshie reds either. But I guess we shall see. I was more refering to the diatribes by our esteemed politicians. There's probably an OH&S rule ...
by rubberman
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3845
Views: 470869

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

From ABC News: Yes, the testing is essential, the timing of it obviously is not. That's not his fault though. It was a technical issue out of his control. It's such a small issue anyway. Test Match Cricket (a.k.a. long and boring cricket) attracts less than 20,000 people so it's not like it will be...
by rubberman
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 566
Views: 96309

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

When airlines charge excessive amounts of dollars when there is popular AFL matches in Melbourne if The Overland was run with a diesel multiple unit train overnight at say $100 , the train would be sold out While they've got the carriages, they could do that during peak times, such as you say. Howe...
by rubberman
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 566
Views: 96309

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

The killer issue is the Adelaide Hills. It means that it takes a bus on the Freeway about an hour less to Murray Bridge. Perth doesn't really have that issue. I'm not sure why there's a need for a train when buses do it faster for local and regional trips, and planes for direct connection. There's ...